The Diocese of Alexandria rejoices this summer with the ordination of nine permanent deacons. Because of the large group of men to be ordained, two ordinations took place at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Alexandria, the first being June 2 and the second on June 16.
The following men were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on June 2:
Lawrence Feldkamp is a retired Food Service Administrator with the United States Department of Justice. He is a member of St. Frances Cabrini Church.
He and his wife Carol will soon be married 50 years. They have two children.
William Aldridge is the Senior Project Manager and Vice President at Ballard CLC and a retired colonel with the Louisiana National Guard after 29 years of service. He is a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church in Alexandria where he serves as a lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, homebound minister, and teaches RCIA, Confirmation, and CCD.
He and his wife Renee have been married 29 years and have two children.
Darrell Dubroc is a retired COO from CLECO and CEO and partner with Consolidated Energy Holdings, LLC. He is a lifetime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Fifth Ward, where he has served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, a lector, and a member of the finance and parish councils. He currently serves as the chairman of the Diocesan Finance Council.
He and wife Charlotte have been married 36 years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
William Endris is a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Church in Leesville, where he has been active in prison ministry as well as the homebound, nursing home, and hospital ministries. He is a retired Director of Finance from the Vernon Parish School Board and is currently employed as an accountant with the Vernon Parish District Attorney’s Office.
He and his wife, Florence Wilson Endris, have been married 48 years and have three sons and five grandchildren.
Stephen Gramigna is a retired Sergeant First Class in the US Army, where he worked as an Electronic Maintenance Technician with Cymstar Services, Ft. Polk, La. He is a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Leesville where has served as a lector, usher, acolyte, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and homebound ministry.
He and his wife Veronica have been married 38 years, have one daughter, the late Angela Williams; & three grandchildren.
On June 16, these men were ordained Permanent Deacons:
Gene Thomas Robichaux is vice president and estimator for Ratcliff Construction Co., LLC. He is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pineville and is chairman of the Diocesan Building Review Committee.
He and wife Marika have been married 43 years and have three children and five grandchildren.
Steven E. Newbury is a retired sergeant and combat veteran in the United States Army. He is a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Natchitoches where he is currently involved in the ministry to the poor of Natchitoches, pro-life ministry, and CCD education.
He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 19 years and have three grown children Alan-Micheal, Robert, and Heather.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Paul Sunderhaus was a physician in the United States Army ending his military career at Ft. Polk. He is a member of St. Frances Cabrini parish where he serves as a trustee and member of the finance and parish councils, and numerous other ministries in his parish and community.
He and his wife Mary Kay have been married 29 years and have two daughters, Jessica and Gillian. Mary Kay and Paul have committed their spiritual lives to being Benedictine oblates.
Luther White has been an active member of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral for the past 17 years, serving as a member of the Parish Council, an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a lector, and an altar server. He has been affiliated with Application Data Systems, Inc. of Southaven, MS. since 1987, and employed for the past 16 years as an account executive.
He and his wife, Sammie Campo White, have been married for 39 years, and have three children and six grandchildren.